Grammy-winning pianist Landon Jeffers’s brain cancer has given him only a few years to live. But when he sleeps, the forgotten terrors of his past torment him. When he wakes, shameful memories come rushing back. Desperate for answers, Jeffers discovers that a brain implant intended to treat his cancer is really a device to control him, forcing him to commit terrible crimes. Now he’s being manipulated by an evil crime syndicate and a crooked cop.
What if free will isn’t? What if your every move is predestined? If you kill, are you guilty of murder?
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Lamplighter Suspense
Release Date: August 15, 2019
Praise for Kill Order
“A positively riveting, un-put-down-able read! Blumer implements an incredible mastery of language, plot, and style in this twist on the cat-and-mouse thriller. Kill Order will have you flying through pages to understand the connection between sadistic murders and Landon’s displaced memories. A sinister conspiracy at play will keep your heart thundering against your rib cage as you attempt, with Landon, to solve the mysteries of his past to help him, his mother, and his high school sweetheart survive the present. But faulty memories and past crimes have a way of haunting even children of God.”
—Hope Bolinger, author of Blaze
“Wow, I think I’ve discovered a new favorite in sci-fi thrillers! Blumer takes us on a wild, rollicking ride of adventure, mixing medical technology, family relationships, and political intrigue while addressing questions of moral choice and free will. A true tour de force that is better experienced than described.”
—David E. Fessenden, publishing consultant and freelance editor
Author of The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy, a Holmes-Watson mystery
“With Kill Order, Blumer delivers another high-concept, high-stakes thriller. With an expansive cast and an intricate plot, readers will find themselves on a relentless ride that races forward to the final page. Fans of Dean Koontz’s thrillers will like this novel. But Kill Order offers even more: a look into responsibility and guilt, culpability and fear.”
—Aaron Gansky, author of The Bargain, The Hand of Adonai Series, Who Is Harrison Sawyer?, Heart’s Song, and Firsts in Fiction
“Adam Blumer has created a story that parallels Stephen King and Ted Dekker’s offerings with his own unique voice. Kill Order’s inspiration thread is the added spice that makes this thriller unique and satisfying. Blumer’s what-if idea is well-researched, and the intrigue and raced for your life moments are well-executed.”
—Multi-award-winning author Cindy Ervin Huff
“Kill Order is a fast-paced, masterfully written psychological thriller with surprising twists and turns that will keep readers engaged until the very last page. I highly recommend it!”
—Nancy Mehl, best-selling author of Mind Games, www.nancymehl.com
“Already troubled by suspicious blank periods in his childhood memories, Landon Jeffers finds evidence he may be committing violent crimes that he doesn’t remember. It’s as if something outside of himself were taking control … From this premise, Adam Blumer develops one of the premier suspense novels of our time. It’s a page-turner you won’t want to put down till you’ve devoured the last sentence.”
—Donn Taylor, author of Lightning on a Quiet Night, The Preston Barclay Mysteries, etc.
“In Adam Blumer’s latest novel, Kill Order, we find accomplished pianist Landon Jeffers facing one of life’s greatest threats. His days are numbered. Cures are in short supply. Negativity and despair mount as an inevitable and premature end to such a gifted life seems too insurmountable. Until a cure is offered, experimental, mind you. No promises are made, but past cases have shown promise … of death and destruction to those who have been on the wrong side of justice for far too long … In Kill Order, the bad guys could easily find themselves on Raymond Reddington’s Blacklist. And Landon Jeffers could easily find himself on the vengeful side of the lawless. A bit mystery, a bit sci-fi, a bit thriller, when the reader pieces these ‘bits’ together, a story will emerge that will test one’s own moral compass.”
—C. Kevin Thompson, award-winning author of the Blake Meyer Thriller series and The Serpent’s Grasp